Cara Delevingne’s 19 Tattoos and Their Meanings

Cara Delevingne is a super model and a tattoo lover. Her artist of choice is usually New York based Bang Bang aka Keith McCurdy, who has come into the limelight as the tattoo artist of many A-listers, including Cara’s friends Rita Ora and Rihanna but also Katy Perry and Justin Bieber to name a few.
Here is a short list of many a Cara’s tattoos.


1. Lion Face

lion tattoo

She has a lion faced tattoo on her index finger. She said, “I’m a Leo. It’s the first tattoo I got. I grew up being fearless in everything. I just used to climb anything. I lost that [sense of fearlessness] when I started modelling. When you work a lot and don’t really know what you want, you just do it because the work is there. I lost that inner fire, so I got the lion to bring that back in my mind.”

2. Her Initials


Talk about self-love, this beauty has “CJD” tattooed on her right wrist which by the way are the initials of her full name, Cara Jocelyn Delevingne.

3. Made in England

made in england tattoo

This tattoo has a very deep meaning for her as with that tattoo she expresses her feelings on being a model.  “You’re looked through, you’re not looked at, you are treated as a kind of mannequin. I got a tattoo saying Made in England above my foot to represent that, that I felt like a doll for so long. Because you are just a kind of puppet, you know, entertainment. You kind of feel that you need to have no soul really, to do that job, a little bit.”, she said.

4. Pandora’s Box


Ah, no! Don’t worry, we’re not opening any Pandora’s box. It, in fact, is the name of her mum which she got tattooed on her bicep.

5. Number 12


She has a number 12 in Roman numerals on her rib. She says that it is a lucky number.

6. Diamonds

cara diamond tattoo

She has a diamond inside her left ear with tiny stars on the outside.

7. Silence, Please


It is not what we want from you exactly but Cara added the word ‘Silence’ to her wrist claiming, ‘Silence speaks when words can’t’.

8. Heart

girlfriend tattoo

Cara Delevingne has a black ink tattoo on the side of her left pinkie finger and a large heart in red ink on her pinkie knuckle.

9. Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Dont worry be happy

She has “don’t worry” tattooed on the right side below her chest and “be happy” on the left side.

10. Magical Symbol

yantra tattoo

This one is the most complicated tattoo on Cara’s lower neck. It is a magic symbol inspired by yantra tattooing.

11. Matching Ones

DD Tattoo

She has the initials “DD” with her friend, Jourdan Dunn on her lower waist.

12. Breathe Deep

breathe deep

She has a “Breathe Deep” tattoo on her bicep as a reminder to keep her cool.

13. White Dove


She has a dove tattooed in white ink on her index finger.

14. Bacon


She has “Bacon” on the bottom of her left foot. Cara explained, “The tattoo was inspired by my love for bacon, obviously. I think of bacon every five seconds. It’s the meatiness. I love the salt. Bacon is love to me. Bacon will always love me back. It’s unconditional.”

15. Wasp

She has a wasp on the middle finger of her left hand.

16. Coat of Arms

coat of arms

In January 2015 Cara got a tiny coat of arms with a D at the bottom on her rib cage. This was inked by tattoo artist Dr. Woo in LA.

17. Five White Dots

five dots

Just above the coat of arms tattoo, she inked five white dots which she said, represents the members of her immediate family.

18. AC


Cara had the initials ‘AC’ tattooed next to her red heart tattoo. It is thought that this stands for her girlfriend’s initials – Annie Clark aka St Vincent.



As a tribute to her movie, Suicide Squad, she got “SKWAD” tattooed along with her co-actors.